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April 19, 2012

Pursuit Beauty: Daily Makeup Routine

Even though I heart trying out new makeup colors and tricks, I also appreciate snoozing on the weekday AMs which doesn’t allow for much time to beautify. My work day makeup routine is simple but effective – I like to call it the 3 minute face! Achieving the 3 minute face all comes down finding the perfect products + an eyelash curler:

**Check out my recent post with new beauty faves**

All of these products I use EVERY morning and also as a base for more dramatic looks. Guess I’m a big fan of NARS and Smashbox, huh?! I didn’t realize my brand loyalty until I had to document all the products.

Jergens Natural Glow is like the beach in a lotion- a girl’s got to keep her tan lasting! And it looks au natural. Smashbox’s tinted moisturizer is the perfect minimal coverage that adds a little color. I try to stay away from heavy foundations and powders because they usually look over-the-top and fake.

Like many of you, this girl’s cheeks could not live without NARS Blush in orgasm. It’s really the shade that compliments all skin tones! Use the fan brush to apply for day as it gives just the right concentration. Sephora’s ‘Tricks of the Trade’ is my ultimate beauty must-have because it keeps shine at bay and gives a soft focus glow. (Sadly, I think it’s been discontinued because it’s only available on Amazon now.)

I use a little Smashbox eyeliner on my lower lash line, curl my top lashes and then coat all with Maybelline XXL Pro mascara. Never underestimate the value of curling your lashes. It really helps make them pop. Trick: blast a bit of heat from your blow dryer before curling to help keep the shape.

Depending on my mood I finish off the daily routine with a nude gloss or Fresh SUGAR lip treatment. Sometimes I'll do a red lip if I'm feeling sassy!


  1. Love love love all of these products! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is great timing because some of my products are running low and plan to give some of these a try. I like to wear minimal makeup on the weekends.

  3. I found this on Pinterest and was like, "Hey, that's my face routine!" Haha. I literally use 95% of these products as my go-to's. Love this! :)

    -Best, Brittany

    {also on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, & FB!}

  4. yes! i'm now on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer. thanks for the heads up!


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